Ruby Friday | Puppeteer Tarish Pipkins
Tarish Pipkins, a.k.a. Jeghetto, is a world-renowned puppeteer, performer, and educator based in North Carolina. Introducing him on the WUNC radio show The State of Things, Frank Stasio says, "Tarish Pipkins describes puppetry as composing a symphony in 3-D, and one quick glimpse at his work clarifies exactly what he means. Pipkins' puppets are incredibly complex, but they move in both a realistic and graceful way." Since 2005, when he moved to North Carolina and shifted focus from cutting hair to puppetry, Pipkins has worked his way from street performer to guest artist in a Missy Elliott music video.
This Ruby Friday appearance of Jeghetto and the puppets he creates will be an opportunity for the Duke community to experience that complexity, realism and grace first hand. Pipkins will demonstrate and discuss his approach to puppetry and also his experience as an independent, entrepreneurial artist.